Aviation emission is around forty percent low in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. Many institutions, researchers, and even governments urged people to fly less to reduce carbon footage. But no one pays heed to the requests until citizens were prevented from travelling to stop the contamination of the virus. Paradoxically government gave incentives to fly. International fuel tax exemption is projected to be approximately US$65 billion annually. This measure was taken to keep the flying cost economical. This is one instance of contradictory government policies, encouraging performing one thing and preaching about citizens’ responsibility, which is otherwise.
Gambling and drug are two prominent issues
Governments held citizens responsible for adverse social outcomes, which are the residue of their faulty policies. Personal responsibility is made to stand on the dock for the present social structure, but governments give incentives for the behavior behind the curtain. People are responsible for the personal choice from the available options. The available opportunities and reasonableness of various alternatives is set by the government.
Gambling and drug are two prominent issues all around the world. The government of many countries has become less stringent with gambling but more iron-handed with drugs. The gambling regulations have been streamlined and eased in many European countries and Australia in the last few decades. Many compassionate initiatives have been formulated to help problem gamblers addicted to wagering. At the same time, many governments of Southeast Asia continue with ambiguous gambling policy. This widespread issue of problem gambling arises because governments allow online gambling activates like Pok Deng (ป๊อกเด้ง). Over time people get addicted to these electronic forms of gambling. The neural reward centers of the brain of the addicted person get disrupted in due course.
But when it comes to a recreational drug, many governments had left no alternative to people. Legislations and regulations regarding recreational drugs launched in countries like; Portugal and Canada are more welfare-oriented than an outright ban. It is interesting to know more people die from misusing prescribed drugs than persons use the recreational drug.
Wanted to legitimize gambling
In Thailand, many past governments in the last few decades wanted to legitimize gambling. The former prime minister wanted to roll out the process by legalizing a casino in Pattaya. But there was a military coup overthrowing the democratic government in 2006. Since 2014, a new initiative has been taken to legalize gambling in the country. In 2016 senior government and police officials have backed the proposal. The current prime minister of the country is taking measured steps in this direction. One casino resort in greater Bangkok and the other in Phuket Island in southern Thailand is on the pipeline.
For the seamless, transparent operation of casinos for Pok Deng (ป๊อกเด้ง), the management needs to professionals and efficient. There were many illegitimate casinos in greater Bangkok before 2014, with a gross turnover of $5 to 5.6 billion annually. Many experts believe the government revenue could notch up to $2.78 billion once gambling is legitimized. Malaysian and Singapore casinos generated total revenue of around 450 billion in 2015, up from $34.2 billion in 2010. If casinos are legalized in Thailand, it could boost the economy, government revenue, and job opportunities.